Global Soil Partnership

AFACI Training Session: Training on National Soil Databases and Soil Property Mapping

Training on National Soil Databases and Soil Property Mapping

15-19 November 2021 - Virtual (9am - 12pm | Rome GMT+2)


Project: Preparation of the Soil Atlas of Asia through the update of national soil maps and National Soil Information Systems for AFACI Countries

Project Output 2: National soil profile databases and gridded maps of soil properties and  threats are produced

Activity 2.1: Regional workshop on creating/maintaining national soil databases and soil property mapping

Synopsis: The aim of this training is to support AFACI beneficiary countries in  creating/maintaining their national soil databases and in soil property mapping using national soil profile databases. At the end of the training, countries will have clear requirements for their soil databases, as well as methodologies and tools for producing their national soil property maps.

The training session will focus on:

  • Preparation and harmonization of soil national profile databases
  • Preparation of auxiliary dataset to be used to predict selected soil properties
  • Digital Soil Mapping approaches to produce national gridded maps of basic soil properties and threats
  • Setting a timeline for deliverables (National Soil Profile Databases, National Gridded Soil Maps)

Attending Countries:

  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Cambodia
  • Bhutan
  • Vietnam
  • Korea
  • Bangladesh
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar


15 Nov 2021
- 19 Nov 2021